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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

27 hours later we arrived fresh as daisies in Puerto Iguazu - NOT!! We couldn´t believe that we had just spent that amount of time on a bus. We could have flown to Aus easily in that time. However, we were certainly well and truly rewarded for our brave or some might say crazy efforts.

The Argentinian side of the falls were spectacular. Can´t really explain it in words - best to try and let the photos do the talking. We had a great time getting up close and personal to the falls via pathways through the jungle. Chris took me on a speed boat ride for my birthday present. They took us right underneath a number of the falls and consequently we got absolutely soaked. It was brilliant! We then went over to the small island in the middle to dry off and whilst there went for a small hike to see the flora and fauna.

The second highlight of the day was seeing the falls at the devils throat. From the viewpoint it was like standing on the edge of the world. Sounds a little corny but it really is the best way to describe it. The immense amount of water pounding over the edge was so loud you had to shout to hear each other. Chris and I thought it made Niagara Falls look a little like a garden fountain. Don´t get us wrong, they were amazing to see as well, but just didn´t compare to this.

We also got to see the falls from the Brazilian side. It was worth seeing from both sides as from here we got an overall perspective. We spent the night in a lovely spa hotel which was only a ten minute walk from the falls. A treat for my birthday. It was very nice to have a bit of luxury.

Next stop - Rio baby!

permalink written by  chrishoorweg on October 8, 2007 from Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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I finally got a chance to check out the updates on your site - lovin these photos!!

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